NatureUganda in collaboration with NFA are working together to restore degraded areas of Nakindiba Central Forest Reserve under the Nakindiba
Forest Restoration Project. In light of this, we organized a tree planting event at Nakindiba Central Forest Reserve on the 18th October 2022 to kick start the project.
The project, which falls under Nature Uganda’s Nakindiba Forest
Restoration Project is supported by the Trillion Trees Programme and implemented by Nature Uganda, Total Energies and National Forestry Authority.
Facing degradation for population pressures due to its location along the Kampala-Hoima road in Kakiri, this project aims to restore 140Hectares or forest through a combination of replanting and allowing the remaining forests to rejuvenate.
Present at the launch were Local leaders, NFA and Nature Uganda officials.
Speaking during the event, the local leaders of Lugeye, Ssebi and Busujja, all of whom were female, expressed gratitude to Nature Uganda and partners for the initiative. They further noted that trees weren’t touched by their grandparents. This is because they understood the intrinsic value. “Trees keep not only the environment healthy, but us too.”
Echoing this, the NFA range manager- Denis Sebugwawo and Nature Uganda Executive director- Achillies Byaruhanga implored those present to take up the mantle. To the Nature Uganda members present, many of whom were university students, he expressed gratitude and assured them not to plant trees, but grow them. This alluded to their youthful age and the fact that trees need care, as such the event shouldn’t be seen as a one off.
With everyone briefed, it was then to part of degraded forest to start the restoration. Powered by youthful zeal of the members and a love for the environment, different trees species were planted including Measopsis and Prunus Africana among others.
Check out full project brief here.